Entry for Administrative Boundaries / Mexico

After a review of the initial information presented in the 2016 Mexico submissions for the GODI, submitters from civil society - Sergio Araiza- and responsibles of the open data initiative in México - Enrique Zapata-, got together to dialogue, analyze and perfect the information presented in these first submissions.

This is an example of the value and benefits that the Index can bring to get civil society, citizens and government together to discuss opportunity areas for open data in the country, understand different views regarding a single issue, and agree on next steps and actions to continue working towards a robust and strengthened ecosystem in Mexico.

After these analyses, we would like to kindly request the GODI to take into account the following clarifications:

Administrative Boundaries
Inclusion of two new datasets:
State and Municipality boundaries: inegi.org.mx/geo/contenidos/geoestadistica/catalogoclaves.aspx
State and Municipality polygons: www.inegi.org.mx/geo/contenidos/geoestadistica/M_Geoestadistico.aspx
Question B3, include all characteristics as present
Question B6, there are regular updates made by INEGI more than once a year.

@Enrique_Zapata Thanks for your feedback, the shapefiles I found and updated already incorporated your info?

The item I am missing is that currently the dataset license show that it is only Open License for Noncommercial use. If you have any link to Open Data Law covering the Administrative Boundaries do let me know. Thanks!

Yes, the open license is here: Página no encontrada
You can find it at the bottom of INEGI’s website under ‘Términos de libre uso de la información del INEGI’.
This licenise is fully equlivalent to Mexico’s Open License and Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0
Thanks a lot!

Hi Leo, just to touch base and see if the link was useful for the review of the dataset.

Please let me know if you have any other question.


Yes, it was very useful. Thank you very much!

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In the context of the GODI public dialogue phase, and its objective to discuss the GODI preliminary results in an open dialogue, on May 25th, 2017, Ania Calderón - Executive Director of the Open Data Charter, Oscar Montiel - International Community Coordinator of Open Knowledge International, Sergio Araiza - SocialTIC y Escuela de Datos and Enrique Zapata - General Director of Open Data in Mexico, gathered in a joint Hang Out to:

• Discuss the preliminary results for Mexico,
• Analyze the pertinence of these preliminary reviews and the existence of requested datasets in open formats, and
• Agree on submitting joint comments to be taken into account

After this exercise this group would like to kindly request the reviewers to take into account the following clarifications to the ‘Administrative Boundaries’ dataset in all its ‘openly licensed dimension’, based on the following comments:

  1. The right link can be found here: Datos Abiertos de México - Mapa de división política de México

We thank the reviewers for their time and willingness to take into account the work done jointly by civil society and government to perfect the GODI and increase its value for the open data community.